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Whats the most common way to cut off the end of the butt on a new mcm fiberglass stock? I have two that need to be cut off square to mount pads on. I have cut several wood stocks on my table saw, with the right blade it should cut the fiberglass without splintering. I have a band saw also that I used when we made fiberglass laminated longbows here, but the fiberglass takes the set out of the teeth to quick. What do gunsmiths use?
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I usually use a really good fine toothed carbide blade for both wood and glass..
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Think I will set up and make a pass at the end of the butt and see what happens, if it splinters out the stock will still be ling enough to try something else.
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Carbide mill in the milling machine and turn up the rpm's to about 1000. Climb mill it, and it will turn out perfect. Done it that way many times.
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My nephew is a machinist and has a mill
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We have cut several Robertson and Masterclass buttstocks in order to shorten them for HP shooting.
Used a larger radial arm saw with a carbide tipped blade. It actually made a better cut than the factory did. We were surprised at how good the results were.
Blade was probably 14-16 inches in diameter.
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Whatever you use to make the cut with, make sure it's sharp. A new saw blade is cheaper than a messed up stock. Two tight wraps of masking tape can help reduce splintering. Don't force the stock into the blade.
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I am going to cut one tomorrow, a HIGH TECH SPECIALTIES [Bansner].
I will use the power miter saw with 12" cabide tipped blade.
That is how I cut off wood stocks, so it should work on glass and epoxy too.
The hard part will be attaching a Limbsaver to the butt.